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Fraser
2017-Aug-23, 07:20 PM
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk made public the first official photo of the commercial space company’s spacesuit design with a post on Instagram today. He indicated he’ll have more details soon and said this first ‘reveal’ isn’t just a prototype design; it’s a real, working spacesuit. “Worth noting that this actually works (not a […]
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Amber Robot
2017-Aug-23, 08:13 PM
What is "double vacuum pressure"??

Did he pump the suit with air to 2 atmospheres and then put it in a vacuum tank and check for leaks?

01101001
2017-Aug-23, 08:36 PM
Most likely, "double vacuum" is a difference between inside and outside of twice the operating pressure.

It must withstand single operating pressure internally, in a vacuum outside, so they stressed it to twice that.